The clock will be set in the early hours of Saturday to Sunday with the entry of DST 2023
The longest and sunniest days of spring arrive at the first change of year. On this occasion, in the early hours of this Saturday, March 25th to Sunday, March 26th, that is, this weekend, when the clock will be adjusted to the new summer time.
When this period enters the sleepiness accumulated in the population, the deficit is withdrawn and also an increase in traffic accidents due to the lack of sleep is caused by the time change. It seems difficult to adjust to the time change, even if it is only 60 minutes.
The BOE periodically publishes this time zone change for all of Spain, approved with different European countries since 1980, and will be maintained until at least 2016.
What time is the clock going forward or backward?
Fortunately, most digital watches and cell phones are programmed to make this kind of adjustment automatically.
So this Sunday March 26th at 2:00 AM will be 3:00 AM. In theory, and also in practice, many will sleep an hour less than the hour of 60 minutes, but the light will be obtained before the new season of the festival coming next Easter.
Savings on the electricity bill
According to official estimates from the Institute for Energy Diversification and Conservation (IDAE), potential savings in lighting can reach around 300 million euros each time it is changed in Spain.
That amount of 90 million corresponds to the potential of the Spanish family, which represents a saving of 6 coins per family and the remaining 210 million are preserved in tertiary buildings and industry.
This attitude goes back to the 1970s with the first oil crisis. Some countries have moved their clocks forward to make better use of the natural sunlight and thus reduce electricity consumption. However, the origin of this measure will be Benjamin Franklin.
During the decade in which he was the ambassador of the United States of America to France between 1775 and 1785, he signed several commercial agreements and moved the American Declaration of Independence. In addition, he published a manifesto in the Paris Journal of various measures to preserve the use of light.
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